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oil shale


in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211944
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726613
oil shale

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Dark grey or black shale containing organic substances that yield liquid hydrocarbons on distillation, but that do not contain free

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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